Elevation: 2,393 ft
GPS: 25.948, -100.477 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nick Wilder on Feb 15, 2007
Admins: Hank Caylor, MAKB, Ricardo Orozco, Rudy Peckham

Description

From fun, moderate single pitches to 15 pitch routes all the way to the summit, this is a great wall. Facing southeast, it's in the shade late in the day.

Jungle Wall has some of the longest 5.10 sport routes in the world, with the shortest approaches. Classics include:

  • Jungle Mountaineering, 5.10a, 4 pitches. The first bolted route established at El Potrero, in 1989. A bit runout by modern standards.
  • Yankee Clipper, 5.10b, 14 pitches, with an optional 15th pitch (5.12a) that goes to the very summit. Most people stop after 13 pitches.
  • Space Boyz, 5.10d, 11 pitches. This El Potrero classic was bolted over the course of 52 weekends. That's dedication!
  • Black Cat Bone, 5.10d, 9 pitches. Lots of varied climbing on this route, with each pitch different than the one before it.

Even doing just the first four or five pitches of these longer routes is a worthwhile adventure.

Since the routes start very close to the road, many climbers hang their packs from the first or second bolts of the route to keep them safe, especially on weekends.

Getting There

It's the big wall immediately behind the picnic pavilion on the right side of the canyon. Routes start in "the jungle" of relatively verdant growth at ground level.

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Classic Climbing Routes at La Selva (Jungle Wall)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 14
CDC&J
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 19
La Chiky Baby
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 115
Las Chimuelas
Sport 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
Deja Vu
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 52
[Redacted]
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 169
Jungle Mountaineering
Sport 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Maria la Sabrosa
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 16
Timón y Pumba
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
El Tigre
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 23
Voodoo Trance
Sport 6 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 120
Black Cat Bone
Sport 9 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 325
Space Boyz
Sport 11 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Warifikis
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 8
Canadian Controversy
Sport 5 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 259
Yankee Clipper
Sport 15 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
CDC&J
 14
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
La Chiky Baby
 19
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Las Chimuelas
 115
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 3 pitches
Deja Vu
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
[Redacted]
 52
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Jungle Mountaineering
 169
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 4 pitches
Maria la Sabrosa
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Timón y Pumba
 16
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
El Tigre
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Voodoo Trance
 23
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 6 pitches
Black Cat Bone
 120
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 9 pitches
Space Boyz
 325
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 11 pitches
Warifikis
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Canadian Controversy
 8
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport 5 pitches
Yankee Clipper
 259
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 15 pitches
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